I thought I would be smart this time around and work 2 socks at the same time, as I bought an additional set of Harmony dp's. I'm not so sure now it was a smart thing to do.......can you see anything funky about these socks?
Yep, the one on the right is a bit smaller than the one on the left. How could that happen? I opened up the package of newer needles to do the first sock, which is the one on the left and it looks perfect. I used my old needles for the one on the right....and it is definitely smaller.
The strange thing is, a few months ago, I knit up a second pair of Tesserae's and they came out a bit smaller than the first pair that I knit too. I thought that perhaps I had knit the first pair with a larger sized needle than what I had recorded on Ravelry....but now that I have run into the same thing here, I am completely perplexed, as I know I did not mistake a 2.25 for a 2.0 and the new needles are definitely the 2.25mm ones.
I tried putting both sets of needles into my needle size gauge and sadly, I can not see a difference......acck! I SO wish that needle makers would put the sizes on the needles. I certainly wouldn't mind paying a bit extra...would you?
So much for speeding along, I will have to rip out the smaller sock and I think I will try again with an old pair of susan bates 2.25 and see what I get.
Anyhoo.......a little bit about the pattern. I first saw the sock pattern on Pat's blog. She used some of my Harmony sock yarn and I just loved how the yarn worked up with the pattern. The pattern is called Cable Twist socks and is designed by Adrian of Hello Yarn. Using a fingering weight yarn required a modification and you can read just how Pat did that on her blog.
It's an easy and fun pattern to knit!